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BrewSSSiphon is on sale!

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Remember when I did the review on the BrewSSSiphon? I loved it! Now There is a Spring Sale on it! Check it out!

So what are my thoughts with this BrewSSSiphon review? It is amazing to me that such a “trivial” piece of the home brewing setup can be upgraded so much.  Hands down, I love the BrewSSSiphon. The attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship is awesome. 

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Use the code SPRINGISGREEN for 20% off!

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Brewtubers Yeast Experiment 2020 Reviews

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Brewtubers

So now it is time to post my reviews of the Brewtubers Yeast Experiment 2020. For those of you just joining, the Brewtubers Yeast Experiment 2020 premise is 13 brewers brew the same recipe.  The same water profile, malt, hops, and timing. Then each brewer drops in a different yeast to ferment with.  A wide range of yeasts were used to be able to determine the qualities and tastes that the yeast imparts on a brew. Such a cool concept.  I am honored to be a part of it.

For the record, I am not a BJCP judge, and my reviews are quite subjective. There was a little mishap in the shipping, so I missed out on trying one of them. Realize we judged these beers based on how it was for the West Coast IPA style, not as a beauty or competition level.

If this is your first time reading up about this, feel free to drop back a few steps to see how I got to the point of the reviews. The first post, here, will get you a review on yeast starters. The next post here, will get you up to speed on my brewing and bottling.

But enough about all of that. Here are my “findings” in the Brewtubers Yeast Experiment 2020 Reviews:

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Happy New Beers, Homebrew 2020!

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Brewmaster Jerry

Hey there homebrew hounds! Happy New Beers, and Homebrew 2020! Welcome to the new decade, and time for lots of new beers and reviews. I have a lot lined up for the year already for reviews! I have beers on the way to help with that process. Lots of new toys to play with.

Things to look forward to here for homebrew 2020:

I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings in the homebrew world. What are you looking forward to? Leave a comment to let me know!

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Dehydrating Kveik Yeast – My Experimental Results

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Dehydrating kveik yeast in a food dehydrator. A “new” concept applied to an “old yeast”.  I have come up with a “new” way to make dried kveik yeast. That is probably one of the coolest properties of kveik yeast.  So let’s look at how I got here, and what I am doing. I am not an expert, just a guy who is dabbling in the world of kveik.

My Background With Kveik

So I fell into the rabbit hole of kveik yeast.  I found myself constantly searching for any information that I could find. It was really great to run into the information from Lars on the Larsblog, who is like the godfather of kveik in the brewing culture around the world. He may not have been the one that found it, but he documented in research, and gave me and others so many things to learn about.

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Zombie Level 8 Brews – A Single Hop Experiment Series

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A single hop experiment can be fun.  When you are looking for a great brew to make over and over again, you have to have a good recipe.  You also want to have a little variety in hops so you can have some fun too.  So, this beckoned my Zombie Level 8 Series.  I enjoyed Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust, so I formulated a recipe that is homage to it.  The great thing about about this is that it allows the hops to shine.  Why level 8 you ask?  8 ounces of hops in each batch.

 

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New Beers Resolutions 2019

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A new year starts, and New Beers Resolutions are made. So I am horrible. I can’t believe so much time has passed since my last post. I have some reviews to post, I have some beer related turkey posts, I have some recipe stuff, oh man oh man.

So I think since it has been 2 years since I made them, it is time for some New Beers Resolutions.

  1. POST MORE! I shouldn’t have let so much time go by. Holy cow…..it got away from me.
  2. BREW MORE!I should never have an empty kegerator. I should always have keg ready to tap.
  3. Continue my one hop zombie series. I have had a few beers made with the same base recipe and changed up the hops. I have some feedback coming soon on this.
  4. Hack away! Keep trying different equipment hacks to see what works and what doesn’t. I would love to help others through my mistakes and victories!

What’s on tap: Growler Bro review, Murmation Malt review, Brew In A Bag review, Cereal Crusher review, smoked homebrew brined turkey update, smoked pumpkin imperial stout experience, chatting with pro brewers, and much more! Stay tuned!

Brewing Equipment Homebrew Talk

Bouncer Meetup – The Men Behind The Screen

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One sponsor of this website is the Bouncer Beer Filter.  I have done some reviews for Doug and Tim for a little while now.  I can say that I truly enjoy their products. They are open to feedback.  I have always corresponded via instant messages or by email.   I now know… it’s official, Tim and Doug are real, and they are not like Milli Vanilli!  They are who they say they are; beer guys with some awesome homebrewing products.  Meeting them in person was a blast!

So, in the daytime job, I am a teacher.  It is not often that we get to travel for “work” .  So, when the Beer God smiles, it is time to drink!  I had a unique opportunity that sent me to a conference in Wilmington NC.  Can you guess who is there? Yep, Tim and Doug from Bouncer, and they call this their hometown area.  So I scheduled a meetup with the guys at their go to drinking hole, the Wilmington Brewing Company.  A Sunday afternoon meeting for shenanigans and business discussions sounded perfect!  We talked about current product offerings and a few things in the works.

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Smoked Homebrew Brined Turkey

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Smoked homebrew brined turkey, a gift from the gods!  My turkey cooking has been evolving over the years now….this year to include the smoker!  I used the Phishing For Cookies V2 brew that I had.  It is an oatmeal raisin cookie stout for some nice malty flavors in the turkey.  Oh, don’t forget that it is bacon wrapped and using a maple bourbon glaze!  Let’s look at how this goes together to make a feast fit for a king.

The Homebrew Brine

First, I used the Phishing For Cookies V2 as the base of the homebrew brine.  Continue reading

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Bouncer Promo For My Readers!

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Wait, did you say Bouncer Promo for the readers of this site?  YEP!

So I got a great email today from Tim, one of the guys at Bouncer.  He stated it was time for you guys to get a deal!

Happy February!   Hey how about a BOUNCER promo for your readers?     You can let your followers know that, starting today, they can get the following deals at Amazon:

1) Buy 1 regular Bouncer and 1 Boil Bro, get 15% off the total purchase (SAVE $8.38…DISCOUNT APPEARS IN THE CART ONCE BOTH ITEMS ADDED)

2) Buy 1 BouncerMD (Mac Daddy) and 1 Boil Bro, get 15% off the total purchase (SAVE $10.18…DISCOUNT APPEARS IN THE CART ONCE BOTH ITEMS ADDED)

 

Now, you know I love the Bouncer and Bouncer MD, see the review here, and the Boil Bro helped me save a batch of cider, as I talked about here, so this to me looks like a great deal!  You could use the savings to score some extra ingredients for the next brew!

I use my Bouncer and the Mac Daddy every time I brew.  It is great that they have decided to offer this out to you guys too!

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